J.Z. Calvan To Return In April?
J.Z. Calvan talks in a new article at Tatame. The most interesting part of it via Google translate:
The expectation now is to Gesias to fight for the Dream in April. “I must return to fight in March or April. The most certain is that in April, more so I do not have a date and not the opponent. With Hansen I know that is not because he will be away for at least six months and this year also will not have a GP in my category, because the Dream will make a GP’s featherweight category (63kg) and the welterweight (77kg) ” , Gesias finalized.
Jeff Monson Vs. Roger Gracie In March?
According to a guy from ESPN The Magazine at MMA Live #36, Jeff Monson might be fighting Roger Gracie at SENGOKU VII in March. However, Monson probably has some other things on his mind at this moment. You can read about that here and here.
You can watch the whole MMA Live episode here.
Date: March 20th, 2009
Place: National Yoyogi Stadium 2nd Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan
Roger Gracie vs. Jeff Monson
Alexandre Franca Nogueira
Four fights were announced for FieLDS Dynamite!! today. Kazushi Sakuraba will take on Kiyoshi Tamura in a Middleweight fight that has a lot of history behind it. Joachim Hansen will fight J.Z. Calvan in a top Lightweight fight. Finally, the two semifinals of the K-1 Koshien tournament were also announced to take place at Dynamite!!
Update: It seems that the event finally has a name. FieLDS Dynamite!! ~Yuuki no Chikara 2008~
Yuuki no Chikara = Power of Courage
Update #2: Hansen vs. Calvan is a non-title fight.
Update #3: Sakuraba made some demands on the rules of the fight. He wants a no time-limit fight with open-hand punches.
DREAM event producer Sasahara said that it is difficult to not have a time restriction because of the live telecast. However, he did suggest preparing a special rule with Sakuraba’s demands in mind.
Update #4: The plan is for the event to consist of 10 MMA fights and 6-7 K-1 fights (K-1 Koshien included).
Update #5: It looks like the final fight of the K-1 Koshien tournament will also take place in the same event. Watch the latest uploaded Kakutou Ou for a preview and a look into the lives of the final 4.
Update #6: Here is the video that was shown on the big screen at the first Dynamite!! press conference. It is awesome.
FieLDS Dynamite!! ~Yuuki no Chikara 2008~
Date: December 31st, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kiyoshi Tamura
Joachim Hansen vs. J.Z.Calvan
K-1 Koshien Final Fight:
HIROYA/Shimada vs. Kusakabe/Urabe
K-1 Koshien Semifinal Fights:
HIROYA vs. Shota Shimada
Ryuya Kusakabe vs. Koya Urabe
Mirko CroCop vs. Alistair Overeem
Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli
Choi Hong Man
Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
J.Z. Calvan hopes to come back and fight again by the end of the year. He would like to fight DREAM Lightweight champion Joachim Hansen in a rematch. Check the article and video interview here.
Roger Gracie talks Travis Wiuff and SENGOKU in this new GracieMag article.
Part 1 of 3 videos on Mirko CroCop’s training for Alistair Overeem.
Frank Trigg will participate in his first Pro-Wrestling match on a TNA PPV tonight. He also has a fight on Strikeforce against Falaniko Vitale coming up on October 3rd. Click this link for more info and a video on the event which lead to his match tonight.
Read about what Kazuyoshi Ishii has been up to since being released from prison and about WVR sponsor Don Quijote now being a controlling partner of Pancrase in this article at Sherdog.
When is J.Z. Calvan coming back? What is he up to right now? What did he think about the DREAM Lightweight GP Finals? Read the latest J.Z. interview translated from Japanese to English here.
Xande Riberio talks preparations for SENGOKU V, Roger Gracie, and Josh Barnett in this article at GracieMag.